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Le Creuset Omelette Pan

This 20cm omelette pan in an almond finish is suitable for all hob types - ceramic, halogen, induction, gas and oil/wood - and oven, grill, freezer an...

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published 21/01/2017 | danielclark691
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Pro High quality, very durable.
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"Le Creuset Omelette Pan"

Le Creuset  Omelette Pan

Le Creuset Omelette Pan

First impressions

When you think of high quality the first thing that probably springs to mind is a high price. What is likely to pop into your head when you imagine top quality cook pots and pans you should immediately think of Le Creuset.

The Le Creuset range is vast. There are large cast iron casserole dishes priced up at almost £200, though as these are tough and durable homewares they are certainly designed to last a lifetime, and depressingly they will probably live longer than you.

As the name suggests, the Le Creuset brand was founded in France in 1925. Their signature intense orange colour was introduced to replicate the colour of moten cast iron when it is inside the cauldron, which is the French word for ‘Creuset’.

My experience

When you are paying strong money for high quality items you want them to match, but you are not simply paying a fortune for a brand here. What you are paying for is the process involved in the production of these superb quality frying pans, and the cast iron construction couldn’t be more durable. It is almost certain to damage your kitchen flooring if it is dropped than your frying pan, but even though this is an expensive item, I don’t think you would prefer the pan to survive as opposed to your flooring!

In terms of the use of this pan I have always had positive things to say. Others were skeptical, and thought that a good quality non-stick Tefal or even a supermarket branded frying pan would do the same job. This actually is the case, but only for a very short period of time. A cheap and cheerful frying pan is fine for a few uses and if you jut want to fry an egg once in a blue moon. For the daily cook we need something more durable, and the Le Creuset Non-Stick Frying Pan is the daddy for the job.

This frying/omelette pan is versatile, but it is also rather heavy. This is understandable because it is made from cast iron. I have not revealed the price yet, but I noticed in a local supermarket recently that these cast iron frying pans are expensive, I did spot a Le Creuset imitation for £40 – no thanks! The Le Creuset frying pan is vibrantly coloured, but that isn’t its appeal. This colour is unlikely to match your kitchen, so this isn’t its main selling point, but performance is everything.

The hand-crafted pan is built to last due to its cast iron construction. The lining of the pan is finished with a tough satin black enamel coating. This is non-stick, and the film coating should not be scrubbed clean. If you have ever used metal utensils with your non-stick cheap frying pan you will know what I mean, but you should definitely avoid anything other than silicone or wooden utensils, keeping that coating effective with its non-stick properties.

Price and availability

These Le Creuset pans are certainly not cheap, and their cookwear in general is expensive. Expect to pay around the £60 mark for this particular non-stick omelette frying pan, though if you find someone that no longer loves their frying pan you can half that price for one in good used condition.

Final thoughts

Performance is a strong point of the Le Creuset range. Durability is also important, and when you spend this kind of money you expect a product that is going to last. The heavy cast iron might be awkward to maneuver, but I do believe Le Creuset also sell an aluminium version for a similar price. Personally, I think that the cast iron frying/omelette pan is worth concentrating on. This may be a big purchase financially, but it is going to be a worthwhile one.

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Product Information : Le Creuset Omelette Pan

Manufacturer's product description

This 20cm omelette pan in an almond finish is suitable for all hob types - ceramic, halogen, induction, gas and oil/wood - and oven, grill, freezer and dishwasher safe. The non stick finish makes it perfect for all kinds of frying or grilling jobs. Even the integrated handles are cast iron, to make it as durable and lasting as the rest of the pan and to allow use on the hob, under the grill and even in the oven.Le Creuset cast iron is fired at an extraordinary 840°C for an enamel finish that is smooth, durable and hygienic. This ensures that your cookware always looks great, from hob to oven and oven to table. Le Creuset casseroles dishes are individually designed for versatility and ease of use - for all styles of cooking on all types of appliance - and to fit in with any decor.Made to last and stay beautiful, this item carries a lifetime guarantee.

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Type: Pots & Pans

Manufacturer: Le Creuset

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